A Letter from the District Attorney

Welcome to the 23rd Judicial District Attorney’s Office website

The 23rd JDA has the responsibility and authority to investigate and prosecute crimes in the parishes of Ascension, Assumption and St. James. In addition, your District Attorney’s office handles a wide variety of other matters within the district including child support enforcement, juvenile matters, and the civil representation of most of the public entities located in the 23rd Judicial District. Ricky Babin, who was elected twice by the residents of that tri-parish area, is the District Attorney. Joining District Attorney Babin is a team of Assistant District Attorneys, Researchers, Investigators and Administrative and Support staff, all focused on one common goal, – the full and effective prosecutions of criminals in order to keep our tri-parish area the safest it can be.

We invite you to take a look around, where you will find useful information on many services we offer, along with a personnel list so you can reach the right people at the right time.


St. James Parish Man Pleads Guilty to Burglary Charge

          On December 11, 2017, Kalin Elder of 3437 Wendy St. Paulina, LA., age 21, pled guilty to the charge of Simple Burglary. Elder was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Adam Koenig, and presiding over this matter was the Honorable…READ MORE

Paulina Man Pleads Guilty to Illegal Narcotics Possession

          On December 11, 2017, John Sparks of 32030 Longview St. Paulina, LA., age 52, pled guilty to Possession of a Schedule IV Controlled Dangerous Substance, Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance, and Possession of a Schedule III…READ MORE